— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) November 9, 2018
But what we thought did warrant a post was Tom’s next tweet (two tweets in the same year, you’re on a roll man). Essentially a one minute short film in which Tom walks towards the camera amongst urban grossness and stares into the distance sadly without saying anything, Lorena and Jamie of course had a chat about what this whole “Betrayal” thing could mean.
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) November 14, 2018
Going after that EGOT
Jamie: Is he about to drop the most fire album of 2k18? Because that’s kind of what this looks like.
Lorena: Like the response album to Reputation that literally no one saw coming.😂
Jamie: Maybe he had avoided Reputation up until this point and he just listened to it. Did Taylor promise him that even though she’s done it with literally every other ex of hers that he’d be the exception and she’d leave him out of any future songs? Betrayal indeed.
Lorena: I’m not sure any of the songs are about him. She told me at her concert in July that the song “Delicate” was one she wrote during the timeframe of when she was
banging dating him, but is it actually about him? Unknown. Perhaps the lack of inclusion is the betrayal?! All I know is, he better have “See You In September” as a B-side on this record of his.
HE KNOWS ABOUT HENRY
Jamie: I think he just saw your Henry Cavill posts and is devastated that he has competition now.
Lorena: It’s very probable. It’s not like I’m discreet about my soul mate connection to him.
Jamie: And I’d love to be able to just throw you under the bus, but even I wrote a whole post about his Mission: Impossible- Fallout mustache. Sorry Tom.
Lorena: Seriously though, Cavill’s social game is on right now. His weird Instagram videos about his mysterious journey and all the tags are for a DNA ink tattoo brand. It’s exceptionally intimate, and then completely odd when you get to the tags. This Tom video is not doing that for me… probably because he doesn’t speak and he’s not in a henley with his dog. Take notes, Tom! We know you have a dog now.
Misled by Google Maps
Jamie: Maybe he had to be somewhere and didn’t know how to get there so he plugged it into his phone and realized right at the end that he actually did know how he could have gotten there without passing like seven overflowing dumpsters. Also: I’m just noticing the giant Elmo on that one wall and it kind of lessens the gravitas of this whole thing.
Lorena: I like to pretend he’s in Shoreditch, but the graffiti in that neighborhood was more interesting last time I was there. No offense to Elmo. It is strange though… I’m not sure where there’s a tunnel like this in London. Maybe he isn’t in London? Maybe this isn’t even a real location but some set?
Jamie: He was trying to find the rest of the cast of Sesame Street by following Elmo and got to the end of the tunnel and realized he’d been bamboozled. That was not in fact, HOW TO GET! How to get to Sesame Streeeeeeeet! Whatever this project is, if Muppets don’t play a central role I’m going to be very disappointed.
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It turns out that none of these things are true. As suspected by many, Tom’s semi-cryptic tweet was a teaser for the Harold Pinter play Betrayal, which Tom will star in this Spring on the West End. Since it’s a story about a married couple and an affair, crying in the dingy street seems apropos. With any luck it’ll be streamed in theaters, and the Committee can go see it together like we did when Tom was in Coriolanus. Fingers crossed the actual play has less dirty tunnels than this teaser.